Please Read the details on the page from Pastor Brynn on our Sunday Morning Meetings.
10:00 AM Morning Worship
WE LOVE KIDS!
Nursery care for infants and toddlers is available during the service in our lower level.
Pre-schoolers and kids K-5th grade have a fun and meaningful kids program just for them!
(Recessed for Summer)
6:30-7:45 PM GROW
At the Church Building:
Adult Bible Study in the Sanctuary
POWER Kids in the basement
O.G. Youth Group 7th-12th grade
Family Power-Up Night
Join us at Half-Moon Park on August 6th at 6:30 PM. Josh Edwards will do some music, we'll have a Bible lesson, and some fun games! Bring your kids, tell your neighbors, this will be a fun night!
Bridging the Gap Conference Watch Party
The conference is a virtual experience this year. October 3rd, 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM. Join us at the church building, we'll also have lunch and some fun extras. Tickets must be purchased online for $7 btgthriveconference.org.
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In Person Meetings Starting June 7th!
It is amazing how meeting together as a church could be taken for granted. We have certainly learned how much we need the fellowship and ability to come together in worship.
Hebrews 10:24-25 ESV
And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.
Colossians 3:16 ESV
Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God.
Church will begin at 10:00 AM. Please do not arrive more than ten minutes before. We will have a shortened service. PLEASE do not complain about this. I am not quenching the Spirit. I am trying to strike a balance between the free expression of our faith and the guidelines of health professionals. It is not an easy balance…try to understand the prayer and planning that has gone into this.
We need to refrain from mingling, shaking hands, hugging, etc. It is understandable that this is difficult for many people. We are SLOWLY working back into the patterns in which we have become accustomed. Please help us.
Seating arrangements: Family units can sit together, but we will ask that you leave two seats open between non-family units. We will also be blocking off every other row.
Pastor Hilary WILL have kids church to include pre-school through elementary. Pre-schoolers will be in a separate area from the elementary ages. Kids will go down to their respective space right away. That means that they will not be waiting until after worship. They will have separate worship in their own space.
We WILL have the nursery available as well. We have removed all toys that have fabric or are too difficult to sanitize. We will have toys sanitized after every service. Adults will be asked to put on shoe covering "booties" that we will provide. Pastor Hilary has prepared a document and cleaning procedure which will be posted on our website as well.
If you are at an elevated risk for covid-19, I would ask that you consider staying home and continuing to worship with us online. Here is my reasoning:
I do not want to put your health at risk. I know that nobody else wants to put your health at risk. If you are here, people will worry about you. If you stay home, you are not displaying a lack of faith, but rather simply showing good judgment.
We are easing back into this. If someone were to get sick right away, these past couple of months would seem like they have been wasted.
We will not require masks, but if you are comfortable wearing one, we will encourage their use. We will have sanitizer and tissues available in several areas. We will have the doors blocked open so that you will not have to touch the handles.
Bathrooms will be available, BUT please try to plan ahead. The service will be shorter. There is a good chance that with proper planning your family might be able to make it through without needing the facilities. 😉
At the conclusion of the service we will ask that you exit the building without mingling. If you would like to spend a few moments talking, the best place is outside.
Please reserve the seats in the back of the sanctuary for those who need extra space. We will dismiss the back area first to allow them to leave before everyone else. If you are needing to distance or high-risk, please consider using this area.
I am excited that we will once again be getting together. The new guidelines will be hard to get used to. Hopefully, this is something temporary.
See you again soon,